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Google Warns Detroit Schools Website Infected With Viruses

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Is the Detroit Schools’ official website unsafe?

When Internet users search “Detroit Public Schools” on Google, the district’s website, DetroitK12.org, is first on the list. But when you click on it, there’s a warning that the site contains “malware” that might harm your computer — including 43 Trojan viruses.

The following message appeared Monday morning: “Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you’ve visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it’s possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed, and perhaps try again tomorrow or go somewhere else.” (View a copy of the Google advisory).

Talking to WWJ Newsradio 950, DPS spokesman Steve Wasko said school officials recently noticed the problem via the web and in their internal emails.

Wasko said the district’s technical staff is calling it a “Google glitch” and they’re working on it. He insists that the site hasn’t been compromised and that it’s safe to use.

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